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in specifics about his foreign policy goals. >> i will end this war in iraq responsibly and finish the fight against al qaeda and the taliban in afghanistan. >> four years later, u.s. troops are indeed out of iraq. >> i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. operation "iraqi freedom" is over and the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. >> in afghanistan, he stepped up troop levels, unleashed drone strikes in pakistan and yemen and rounded up top terrorists including the one whose attack started a decade of war. >> tonight i can report to the american people and to the world that the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of al qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children. >> yet with all of these successes, republicans are still trotting out the same line of criticism that the president has not been a strong leader on the international stage. >> unfortunately, for four years, for four years, we've drifted away from our proude
,000 jobs a month and mired in iraq. today i believe that as a nation we are moving forward again. >> yesterday in ohio, governor romney also seemed to be in a duel with himself. morning rally he condemned the affordable care act as government invasion. >> he also thinks that the government can do a better job than you in the way you live your life and obama care is point number one. it's the example number one he wants to put bureaucrats between you and your doctor, believes the government should tell you what kind of insurance you have to have. >> the very same day, specifically eight hours and 15 minutes later, romney made the case for, wait for it, the president's signature piece of legislation. >> throughout this campaign, as well, we've talked about my record of massachusetts, don't forget, i got everybody in my state insured. 100% of the kids in our state have health insurance. i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record. >> yes, that was mitt romney making the case for government-sponsored health
into the military, went to serve in iraq and afghanistan or kids who were younger than that and that was maybe their first moment of really understanding america as the place in the world. i think we don't yet know how this has affected us because as these generations grow, we'll learn from them how it's affected them. >> and frank, as a new yorker, the changing sort of signifier that is 9/11, today president obama and governor romney are suspending their campaign ads, tipping their hats to national unity. when i found that out, i thought, it's such a weird acknowledgement that this stuff is really bad for the country, we're not going to do it today, but september 12th turn on your television and catch thus. in 2008, john mccain and president obama appeared together to mark the day. you don't imagine such a thing happening today. >> we're so polarized now and the farther away we get away from 9/11, the more we forget. things we should all be concerned about. you think they'll suspend it for a day, tomorrow back to full throttle warfare and i don't think we have learned or really kind of carrie
they would have learned some lessons from their experience in iraq, namely that military, american military, is the supreme fighting force this world has ever seen. they're freetremendously good a fighting wars and winning wars. the whole post-regime change sent nar yo was a mess, to put it mildly. at that point you need diplomats. they are going to be at risk. you cannot project power and say to a diplomat, you're going to go out in an armored vehicle, surrounded by people who will protect you against rocket propelled grenades. that's not what diplomats can do. this is dangerous work but if america wants to lead on democracy has to do in. parts of the world where we are not working with allies or enemies, that's exactly where america needs to insert itself, put out your press releases, do what you like, but politics in the foreign policy realm is a bit more complicated and even voters understand that. >> it's complicated talking about china when the country owns $1.3 trillion of the debt. the taking to the mat wrestling metaphor not most useful one. >>> after the break, strange relations.
the elves. >> the iraq war veteran who lost both legs in combat and is now running for congress in illinois chastised romney for remaining silent on foreign policy. >> -- chance to show his support for the brave men and women he's seeking to command, but he chose to criticize president obama instead of even uttering the word afghanistan. >> naral president nancy keenan and pay equity activist lily ledbetter warned of what a president romney would mean for women. >> we cannot trust mitt romney to protect our health. we cannot trust mitt romney to respect our rights. >> women still earn just 77 cents for every dollar men make. maybe 23 cents doesn't sound like a lot to someone with a swiss bank account, a cayman island investment. >> but perhaps the most surprising and effective indictment came from the first lady herself. while republicans dragged a chair onstage to conjure up an invisible president obama, michelle obama critiqued governor romney without mentioning his name, drawing sharp contrasts with her husband and creating a profile in negatives. >> barack's success isn't about how much
's be frank. thousands of lives lost. the reconstruction or creation of democracy in iraq and afghanistan still troubled, inadequate, insufficient sheriff's departmentally resourced all kinds -- insufficiently issued and still using the same rhetoric who wants to persuade us to lead this nation forward. >> without illiciting any specifics or the ones he has mentioned are basically the same as president obama if we're talking about red lines and so forth, martin made the important point when you look at brass tacks and what the president has done when you look at counter terrorism he has been as aggressive as bush/cheney. >> more so. >> this is one of those cases where the partisan label is all that matters. if president obama were a republican, they would be thrilled to have him on foreign affairs. >> right. >> no question. they couldn't imagine a better president in their dreams than he's been and that's in part why he's taken the mantle away from the republicans in terms of the earn that americans most trust when it comes to foreign policy. that said, i agree with a lot of what's been s
know today, would you vote for the war in iraq, that became the question for every democrat, it's a disaster russ way to run up to the final stages of any election. >> and i agree with richard about the debates. i think that the, you know, romney's one knock-out punch in the debates from being back in the race. when did we see him have a knock-out punch? there's a bigger issue that the comments of the senators and governors allude to, nate silver has a column about the what he projects is the odds of the democrats holding on to control of the senate. he projected that, in august, at 39%, it's now over 70%. incredible shift in a very short time. a lot of that has to do with local circumstances and local races and candidates. it's certainly not helped by the lack of a strong, clear candidate at the top of the party. >> this point that you're both making about why has romney become an albatross on the party before he's even gotten to the debates, before the country's been introduced to him the country's paid attention. look at favorabilty, mitt romney has a problem that no major pa
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